Daettwil-Baden, Switzerland The Octal Serial Communication Interface (OSCI) board family from MPL provides on a single PC/104-Plus module up to eight serial ports. The interface mode on all ports are freely selectable either for RS232 or RS485/422. The configuration of the ports is done by software and can be changed at any time. All interfaces work with standard baud rates up to 250kBaud. Optionally the RS485/422 interfaces are available with up to 6.25Mbaud and up to 60V fail safe. A galvanic isolation (500 Vrms) on up to two RS485/422 ports is possible. All serial interfaces are accessible on 2.54mm headers and allow an easy connection to standard serial connectors. The OSCI product family is an ideal solution in systems where additional RS232 and/or RS485/422 ports are needed. The boards can be used in any embedded system, also in difficult environments. Cabling is easy and can be provided according to user needs. The modules can be used in any PC/104-Plus stack or with the MPL CPU modules (MIP) or the Packaged Industrial PCs (PIP) from MPL. MPL AG , Daettwil-Baden, Switzerland. www.mpl.ch.
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